ERIC Number: ED195692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
External High School Diploma Program Evaluation Project. Final Report, October 1, 1979-June 30, 1980. Part III: Competency Comparison.
Hole, Wanda Clements; Seggerson, Sharon Corcoran
The purpose of this portion of a project was to compare External High School Diploma (EHSDP) competencies at Waukesha County (Wisconsin) Technical Institute with minimum high school competency requirements in (1) local school districts and (2) selected states. Testing focused on basic skills of mathematics, reading, and writing. Minimum competency requirements for high school graduation, in those states which have developed, or are developing, such requirements, tended to emphasize competencies related to reading, writing, and mathematics. A few states have focused competency requeriments on life skills, such as consumer economics, health, government/citizenship, and occupational preparedness. In general, basic skill competencies tended to be similar to those communication and computation competencies contained within the EHSDP. Life skills competencies tended to be similar to EHSDP competencies related to occupational preparedness, scientific awareness, consumer awareness, social awareness, decision making, and health and safety. Areas of difference appeared in certain types of skills which have not been specifically identified in the EHSDP competencies. These included the following: write legibly in manuscript or cursive form; spell correctly; study effectively; and in the area of mathematics, utilize propability and statistics. EHSDP competencies contained within the area of aesthetic expression tended to be lacking in the majority of minimum competency requirements which were reviewed. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation, External Degree Programs, High School Students, High Schools, Literature Reviews, Mathematics, Minimum Competencies, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Vocational High Schools, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.